ten ~ an order of magnitude

for grammy and me, and anyone else who would like to go back and revisit previous birthdays…

last year i was startled to realize that quinn was halfway to 18, and now suddenly he’s halfway to 20. for some reason, time . . . → Read More: ten ~ an order of magnitude

~rainbow mondays~ winter banana and stained glass

red: holly berries

orange: amanita mushroom observed during quinn’s school field trip.

yellow: i was so excited when i found these winter banana apples at the fill-your-pantry market that i had to buy some. it is one of the varieties my mom has identified growing on the farm. they grew these on . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ winter banana and stained glass

~rainbow mondays~ comfort food

red: the vacation house is a dragon house, too.

orange: to kick off the weekend, quinn built his ideal band. i believe he had in mind to make this into a video game of sorts, hence the graph paper. he is especially jazzed about having two drum sets. his band also has 2 . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ comfort food

~rainbow mondays~ lighthearted

i didn’t take enough pictures this week for a full rainbow monday post, but i also don’t want to skip posting today, because i am feeling so blessed and joyful. i attended a wonderful yoga and writing workshop on saturday that filled me with inspiration was just so invigorating. then yesterday (sunday) looked at . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ lighthearted

~this moment~

it’s a moment from 5 years ago… but one i was transported back to this week, when i had the honor of holding my dear friend’s not-yet-24-hour-old son… who also happens to have an abundance of dark hair and was very alert as i held him, like my own baby boy was. . . . → Read More: ~this moment~

archiving

one of my main motivations for having this blog is to create a space to store all of my mama reminiscences in one place, to be able to look back at, both for myself and quinn as he grows, and to share with friends and family. i’m slowly beginning the process of compiling all . . . → Read More: archiving

quinn’s twentieth month ~ ducks in a row

9/26

quinn picked out his own t-shirt this morning- his brown pisces shirt from aunt Lauren. He had a birthday party for Sydne today at daycare, and then we worked on packing for our trip to Portland. New words: curtain, breakfast, oatmeal…

9/27-9/29

we did a quick trip to the farmers market before . . . → Read More: quinn’s twentieth month ~ ducks in a row

quinn’s nineteenth month ~ happy kin, my enthusiasm and gratitude teacher

8/24

grammy, grampy, quinn and i went to seal rock state park beach in the morning. the weather was beautiful. lots of pelicans were perched on the rocks, and quinn is learning the word “seagull”. we went at the right time, because then it rained in the afternoon. we went to the apple . . . → Read More: quinn’s nineteenth month ~ happy kin, my enthusiasm and gratitude teacher

quinn’s eighteenth month ~ muffins in the middle of the night

7/24

Quinn managed to stay awake long enough to make it to the beach. We shared a burrito on the walk there- I hate to not sit down for dinner, but most evenings we then have to choose one or the other- dinner OR beach. Too hard a decision, . . . → Read More: quinn’s eighteenth month ~ muffins in the middle of the night

quinn’s seventeenth month ~ busy as a bumbumbee

6/24-6/26

a blur. Found out we have to go to Portland this weekend. Getting prepared in all my “spare” time. Quinn is a trooper. His only rough spots at daycare seem to be when other parents drop off and pick up their kids, but otherwise he has a great time. They go outside a lot, . . . → Read More: quinn’s seventeenth month ~ busy as a bumbumbee